About Eoin Kennedy

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I am a freelance communications consultant, entrepreneur, educator and un-conference organiser living in the west of Ireland.

Public Relations

Over 24 years experience in the public relations industry, in addition to being current board member of the national council of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

Worked on large multinational accounts (Microsoft, Nokia, HP) to small indigenous Irish companies in corporate and digital communications.


Founded and co-founded a number of start ups in the social promotion, crowd funding and time management arena bring ideas to fruition, through fundraising and early commercialisation.


Trainer for Irish Times Training, the Digital Marketing Institute and have lectured in marketing for the Dublin Business School and NCI.

Unconference Organiser

Founder and organiser of ‘mindmesh’ ‘unconference’ CongRegation which now enters it 6th year and established The Energy Symposium.

I also have also worked on the Dublin Website Summit as Global Media Liaison, the Predict Conference and created a unique many-to-many format for the ICBE national conference though the Knowledge Map.

Other Experiences

I was a director and Vice Chair of the Irish Internet Association for six years, a graduate member of the PRII and MII, a judge of the Irish Blog Awards and the IIA Net Visionary Awards and a past member of the communications committee of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.  In a previous life I was a secondary school teacher.

Outside of work I am passionate about sports. Never a great spectator I play football, jog, mountain walk, swim and cycle leading to a growing interest in Triathlons and adventure sports.

Selection of articles I participated in.

Irish Digital Outlook. Shane O’Leary
The Challenges of Tech Rural Relocation. IrishTechNews.
Your Online Reputation and What it Says about you. Grad Ireland

Who Owns Social Media. Adworld.ie

How to profit from Social Media.  In Business

Social Media Can Kill your Reputation. Digital Marketing Institute

A real boom in Digital Communications on the Horizon. GCAI

Getting PR through Social Media. Fingal CEB

Blog Digest. Irish Independent.

Should PR Own Social Media. Rosney Public Relations

Marketers Urged to Crowsource on Facebook SiliconRepublic.com

Setting Sights on the Bebo Generation Sunday Business Post

Online PR. Search Marketing Gurus.com

Congregation Article Selection

Digital enthusiasts to Cong-gregate in west of Ireland village. Silicon Republic
‘Congregation 2014′ is Calling. Technology.ie
Congregation is About Reflecting and Connecting – Even if You’re Not There!. Technology.ie
CongRegation 2014. Social Media Unconference. IrishTechNews
Congregation was Fun!​. Technology.ie
Congregation: Religious Digital Pilgrimage to Cong #cong14. Blacknight
#Cong14 Thoughts and Reflections. DermotCasey
A review of #cong14 and the magic of talking to stangers. Three Thought Bubbles
Post #cong14. Brightspark Consulting
Congregating in Cong. Technology Voice
Build Reach for Your Stories and Ideas: The Power of Collaboration.Reluctant Speakers Club.
Congregation Unconference. Techcentral Podcast
Social media’s un-gathering. TechCentral

You can contact me on eoin at eoinkennedy dot ie